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North Platte, Nebraska
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a major influence when selecting which care option meets the needs of you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for North Platte is around 14.2% of the average monthly income. North Platte has a median home value of $115,261 and the median cost of rent is around $766 per month.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 28.7% have a high-school diploma, 6.7% have a graduate degree, and 20.8% have a college degree. Based on gender, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of North Platte is 38 years old. North Platte has a population density of 696 people per square mile. In North Platte, 63.6% participate in the labor force, 11.1% do not have health insurance, 7.6% consider themselves widows, and 15.7% live in poverty. In North Platte, 8.7% of the people are veterans. Racially, the population of North Platte is 95.7% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% other or not specified, 10.2% Hispanic, 1.6% black, 1.3% mixed race, and 0.3% Native American.
An overview of Nebraska
The state of Nebraska has a cost of living index of 93.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 95.5 and a housing index rating of 80.9. In terms of personal well-being, Nebraska ranks 27th in healthcare and 9th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Nebraska is ranked 27th in the nation. In total, Nebraska has 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Nebraska are Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Nebraska ranks 26th in the nation. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 59% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Nebraska, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,860 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Nebraska there are 147 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 5.31 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Nebraska is around 2.10 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Nebraska drops to around 72F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 47F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 6F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Nebraska is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 49F in the month of June. Nebraska experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 74%. The average air quality index rating in Nebraska is 31.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 40.9 AQI. While residents of Nebraska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Nebraska can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Nebraska
The state of Nebraska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of tallgrass prairie, petunias, yellow (ponderosa) pine, and snow trillium. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bald eagles, the bob cats, the peregrine falcons, or the whooping cranes. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.